Image: Peterbilt in mirror.  Attorney Eric Bergstrom is a lawyer who can help defend truck drivers and other commercial vehicle operators against charges of moving violations, hours of service violations and logbook tickets, CDL licence problems.

Legal Help for Professional Drivers

Photo credit Richard Bauer: A trucker has been pulled over by a police pickup on a freeway onramp.If you get a ticket while driving a commercial vehicle in California, call us right away. 

Your job and your livelihood depend on your driving record. Your career is important to all of us, and traffic violations can take their toll on your future. These violations can increase insurances costs, cause loss of income, and harm your current or future employment.

The rules and regulations relating to the trucking industry are often complex and confusing.  We know the laws and can help you in any legal issue involving your driving record, including log book violations and other incidents that occur on the highway and at truck scales and inspection stations.

If you are ticketed for a violation involving a commercial vehicle you are driving, it is important to contact the Law Offices of Eric Bergstrom as quickly as possible rather than paying a fine. Our team can work with you to negotiate a plea agreement, reduce charges and even try to get your charges dropped. Let us build your case and defend your rights.

The Law Offices of Eric Bergstrom can help you with:

  • CDL issues
  • Commercial vehicle registration and permitting violations
  • DUI charges
  • Hazmat transport violations
  • Lane use tickets
  • Log Book and Hours of Service violations
  • Mechanical violations
  • Overweight or oversize load issues
  • Speeding tickets
  • Tickets for tailgating or impeding traffic
  • Truck Route violations
  • and more

In most cases, we can represent you without you even needing to appear in court, and will work to minimize legal consequences of a traffic law violation, or even get your case dismissed.  We'll take care of it for you so you can continue putting bread on America's table.

Contact us right away to discuss your specific legal concern, to learn your rights and how we can help you.

(530) 842-4951


 Testimonials of past results do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

"Eric Bergstrom got my bad one and a half point logbook falsification charge dropped down to a no point minor violation... also the fine was reduced; I did not have to post the bail and I did not have to appear!  So if you're a trucker and you get pulled in and parked for 10 hours for logbook falsification or any other charges, Eric Bergstrom is a lawyer who can and will definitely defend you, as he did for me.  I live north of Seattle and to have him represent me down there was the smartest thing I've done in a long time!!!!  With respect to Eric and his office lady Mary, he did me righteously in my time of need, and his office assistant Mary is a pleasure to work with!"

Ed M


Yreka is located on the Interstate 5 corridor in northern Siskiyou County. I-5 is an important and vital truck route through northern California, and thousands of tractor-trailers and other trucks and buses pass through the county daily. The California Highway Patrol's Dunsmuir Grade Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility is the state's commercial Port of Entry. As a CHP weigh station and truck inspection facility, it's almost a sure bet that you as a trucker will cross the truck scales, and a reasonable chance that your truck will inspected at DGIF. Safety inspections include a check of your CDL, medical card, registration and log book as well as possibly other documents such as IFTA or fuel permits.

If you are cited for any commercial vehicle violation either at the scales or along I-5, Highway 97, or anywhere else where you may be stopped, call us immediately so that we may go to work for you.